By: Juliana Rincón Parra In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the Globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women in Nigeria, Kenya, Afghanistan, USA, Colombia, Hungary, China and Norway. Lusina from Kenya is one of the interviewed mothers for IMOW Mama to Be is the section on the expectations around motherhood [...]
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In recent weeks Global Voices has presented to its readers more examples of how citizen media is used to amplify the voices of refugees and displaced people. However, while blogs and social networking sites clearly have a role to play in empowering marginalized groups, so too do ICTs in general. MobileActive, for example, is encouraged by the potential for mobile phones to allow [...]
By: Ndesanjo Macha Africa: What’s Your Story? is the latest A24 Media project that seeks to highlight the common problems that the people of Africa share, and also promote transparency and accountability. Through an interactive online social forum, Africa: What’s Your Story? gives Africans the opportunity to unite in empathy for each other as they share ideas and solutions to their problems. In addition, the project [...]
By: Laura Stump This is the second part of a two-part article. To read part one, click here For the second time, I found my way through Kibera slum at sunrise and into the classroom where I had sat, frustrated and disillusioned, only one week before. I’m so glad I did. Day two of school began just like day [...]
By: Laura Stump These were my first impressions of Kenyan school. A few weeks ago I decided to spend the day with one of Zana Africa’s EmpowerNet classes—not the one hour that we see each other in the afternoon, but an entire day. I wanted to experience Form Two (tenth grade) with these girls. When I first asked the head teacher [...]
This post was commissioned as part of a Pulitzer Center/Global Voices Online series on Food Insecurity. These reports draw on multimedia reporting featured on the Pulitzer Gateway to Food Insecurity and bloggers discussing the issues worldwide. Share your own story on food insecurity here. As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply [...]
By: Juliana Rincón Parra Young people in Kibera, Kenya, which is known to some as Africa’s largest slum, are determined to show a different face of the place where they live. With video cameras in hand, they scout the streets for stories to show the world how Kibera sees itself. The project started in April 2010, spearheaded by Map Kibera [...]